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Hawkmoths Send Confusing Signals

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According to their study in July in the Royal Society of Biology Letters, researchers from the University of Florida and Boise State somehow have learned the hawkmoth evolved to avoid predator bats by jamming bats' signature radar-like hunting technique called echolocation. A co-author told ScienceRecorder.com the hawkmoth "confuses" the bats by emitting sonic pulses from its genitals.

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